Dr.Ebenezer Yamoah

Dr. Ebenezer Yamoah

Dr. Ebenezer Yamoah is a Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology Director in the Communication Science Program at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. In 1991, Dr. Yamoah earned his Ph.D. & MD in Neuroscience from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

Dr. Ebenezer Yamoah has given many presentations and visiting professor lectures across the globe. Recently, in November of 2018, Dr. Ebenezer Yamoah gave a presentation entitled Oddments of K+ Channel Functions in Hair Cells and Auditory Neuron Properties that Shape the Speed of Hearing at the University of Iowa, Neuroscience Seminar Series.

Dr. Ebenezer Yamoah’s areas of interest include neurophysiology, the auditory system, hair cells, and biophysics. One of his current research projects includes investigating mechanisms of the aging auditory neuron, which is funded by the National Institue of Aging (NIA). Another of Dr. Ebenezer Yamoah’s current research projects is investigating calcium dependent functions in hair cells and spiral ganglion neurons. This project is funded by the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

Dr. Ebenezer Yamoah has longstanding records of accomplishment in administration, including director of the Communication Science Programs (CSP) at UNR School of Medicine. At the national level, Dr. Yamoah has served in multiple organizations, including member and chair for the minority program at the Association of Research in Otolaryngology (ARO), member of the publication committee of ARO, and member and chair of NIH study sections and special emphasis panels. As the vice-chair for research, Dr. Ebenezer Yamoah provided leadership roles to senior faculty for mentoring junior faculty.

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